A man from the Sacramento area faces six felony charges in connection with the beating of his son in Novato in October, police said.
A man — who will not be named in this story so as to protect the identity of the son — went to an apartment on Hathaway Drive on Oct. 14 where his 14-year-old son and the boy's mother live, acting Lt. Jennifer Welch said. While the boy was on his back, the father — who is 6-foot-5 and 400 pounds — straddled and restrained him, according to the police report. He is accused of punching the boy approximately 20 times in the face and head with both his closed fists, Welch said.
The boy sustained a broken nose, multiple bruises and swelling to his face, according to the report.
The man fled prior to arrival of Novato police officers, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
On Thursday, the father was located in Sacramento and arrested by a Marin County Sheriff's Department deputy. He was booked at Marin County Jail at 12:02 p.m.
He faces six felonies —two counts of willful cruelty to a child, two counts of making terrorizing threats, one count of false imprisonment and one count of inflicting injury on a child. His bail was set at $250,000.